The 2016 Democratic National Convention passed a resolution directing the creation of  DNC Unity Reform Commission to make recommendations concerning the party’s presidential nominating process.  See post on Commission Membership and post on 2016 creation of Commission.  The URC held its first meeting in DC on May 5-6.  Josh Putnam at Frontloading HQ reported on day.. read more →

19 May 2017
May 19, 2017

DNC: Restructuring

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New DNC Chair Tom Perez promised “culture change” and a complete restructuring of the DNC and that process is underway.  One area that is still under construction (and being staffed) is voter protection and empowerment – I will post more on that as I get details.  In the meantime here is the DNC (5/18/2017) notice.. read more →

19 May 2017
May 19, 2017

DNC: Resistance Summer, 2017

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During his campaign for DNC Chair, Keith Ellison talked about using the DNC to organize volunteers to contact voters during the summer of 2017.  As DNC Deputy Chair, he is now supervising that program.  The program’s focus is on state’s unfortunate enough not to have a Governor’s Election this year, but Virginia Democrats will participate.. read more →

I am happy to be joining an excellent group of presenters at a couple of DPVA regional summits this Sunday and next Sunday.  The summits will feature training for candidates and activists on important topics such as party structure, messaging, fundraising, field organizing and social media.  My presentation will address party committee issues.  Here are.. read more →

The DNC recently sent out two notices on important issues.  First, as directed by the 2016 National Convention Rules Committee, Chair Tom Perez has named a Unity Reform Commission to evaluate issues raised in the 2016 nomination process for consideration in drafting the 2020 Rules.  See Resolution here.  Second, the Chair issued details on the.. read more →

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The Russia connection, the FBI NY connection, the Hungarian Nazi connection, the numerous Trump Inc. scandals, and the fact that we still have yet to see Donald’s tax returns are important, but although the effort to destroy the Affordable Care Act failed, Trump, Ryan and the gang are working hard to reverse and subvert numerous.. read more →

21 Mar 2017
March 21, 2017

Vote for Terry McAuliffe!

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Governor McAuliffe has been nominated for a 2017 StateScoop 50 Award in the category of Golden Gov: State Executive Leader of the Year. In addition to creating more than 150,000 jobs and adding a record $15.5 billion in capital investment, the McAuliffe administration has reformed Virginia’s transportation system, created the first pay-for-performance workforce credential grant,.. read more →

17 Mar 2017
March 17, 2017

DNC Hiring!

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And a good thing too – here is a release re its current needs: The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is staffing up for many different roles across departments. Roles range from leading a department to support staff. If you are interested and have experience in the following fields: • Fundraising • Marketing • Finance &.. read more →

16 Mar 2017
March 16, 2017

DNC Members Call Report – 3/15

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DNC Chair Tom Perez and Deputy Chair Keith Ellison had an hour long call with DNC members to discuss the status of a number of projects – below are my notes and the notes from our excellent DNC Secretary Jason Rae.  The Call was substantive, informative, and open to member’s ideas.  It really is a.. read more →

08 Mar 2017
March 8, 2017

DNC: Tom & Keith to Hit VA

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DNC Secretary Jason Rae just provided the information below on a DNC Chair turn-around tour, which will feature a stop in Virginia.  I’ll post when I get more info. Tom Perez and Keith Ellison to Kick Off Democratic Turnaround Tour DNC Chair Tom Perez and DNC Deputy Chair Rep. Keith Ellison announced today that they.. read more →